Happy New Year! It’s the time for reflections and resolutions. I’m already excited about 2017 because this year I plan to write a book! I hope to eventually post it on my blog (as like a modern serial) after it’s written and revised, but let me stop from getting ahead of myself! This post is about my reading goals for 2017.
Modern Mrs. Darcy is one of my favorite bookish blogs to follow. She is also one of the rare blogs I follow by email because she sends out a list of the daily kindle e-book deals. Since I’ve been wanting to branch out of my reading comfort zone, I’m so happy she’s created this 2017 “Reading for Growth” reading challenge for 2017.
I haven’t picked out all the books I want to read yet, but I am excited about these categories! Some of the books I do know I want to read are Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (ok, not really outside of my preferred genres, but I’ll probably read some other plays or poetry, too), The View From Saturday (Newbery Award winner) and All the Light We Cannot See (Pulitzer Prize winner).
Any recommendations for me? Please share!
A Newberry Award Winner or Honor Book– A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle A book in translation– Beauty and the Beast by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont A book that’s more than 600 pages– Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling A book of poetry, a play, or an essay collection– The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare (finished 2/15/17) A book of any genre that addresses current events– The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas An immigrant story– My Two Italies by Joseph Luzzi A book published before you were born– Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (finished 1/14/17) Three books by the same author– Emily of New Moon, Emily Climbs, Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island by L. M. Montgomery A book by an #ownvoices or #diversebooks author– Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (finished 5/3/17) A book with an unreliable narrator or ambiguous ending– We Have Always Lived In the Castle by Shirley Jackson A book nominated for an award in 2017– When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon A Pulitzer Prize or National Book Award Winner– All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doer
8 thoughts on “2017 Reading Challenge”
Good luck with your challenges. I definitely need to read All The Light We Cannot See!
Thanks! Glad I’m not the only one who hasn’t gotten around to it, yet :)
Have you read Brooklyn? That could be your immigrant story! Of course, it’s silly for me to recommend it because I haven’t actually read it yet (it’s sitting on my shelf, though!). I’m so excited that you’re writing a book! I started writing a book about four years ago, when we’d just gotten back from China and I had no job and no kids, haha. I went a long time without really thinking about it, but for the past few months I feel like I’ve been thinking about pieces of the story randomly, like it’s nudging me to finish what I’ve started. Maybe this year will be my year too!
On Jan 7, 2017 10:05 AM, “macarons & paperbacks” wrote:
Maggie @ macarons & paperbacks posted: “Happy New Year! It’s the time for reflections and resolutions. I’m already excited about 2017 because this year I plan to write a book! I hope to eventually post it on my blog (as like a modern serial) after it’s written and revised, but let me stop from “
I’ve heard of Brooklyn and I even bought it for Jae for Christmas because she liked the movie. I’ll have to read it myself now! And yes, you should definitely finish your book! I’d love to read it one day :)
I love the idea of doing challenges like this, but I always fail miserably at them. I just forget about them really, really quickly and then it’s December and I realise I’ve read nothing towards them.
I totally understand that! I’ve failed my own share of yearly challenges before, but I try to focus on what I have accomplished instead of what I didn’t do. The point is to have fun after all :)
For the immigrant story you should absolutely read The Book of Unknown Americans. It’s about Hispanic-American immigrants. I found it really important and moving. Of course, I didn’t know Brooklyn was a book first! I really loved the movie, so not I’m gonna have to read the book!
Thanks for the recommendation!